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Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

Title

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

Authors

Mitali Perkins

Publisher

Candlewick

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781491581254

Pages

144 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Let's face it: Talking about race can be difficult. It's a slippery subject, rife with as many perspectives as there are people in the world. But laughter gets us talking. It has the power to break down barriers and draw us closer together. In Open Mic, acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins invites us to listen in as ten authors for young adults-some familiar, some new-step up to the mic and share their stories about what it's like growing up between cultures.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Interracial; Biracial; Bicultural; interracial marriage; biracial children; mixed race; skin color; two races; bicultural children

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

none

Keywords

stereotypes; stories; race relations

Diversity Impact

dircect

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

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